Income/capita 20%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 23%
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IndexPort St. LucieFloridaNational
Income per capita$23,945$27,598$29,829
Median household income$50,829$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,653$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,744$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$30,683$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$25,353$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level14.1%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Port St. Lucie is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Port St. Lucie is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Port St. Lucie is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Port St. Lucie is 7% lower than the national average

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      Port St. Lucie median earnings by income bracket

      Port St. Lucie employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector7.3%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services21.6%17.5%
      Public administration4.7%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%2.1%
      Education, health & social services10.4%38.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sewall's Point, FL2,146$107,08393.6%
      Palm City, FL23,668$72,25030.6%
      Rio, FL983$55,5420.4%
      St. Lucie Village, FL639$55,0960.4%
      White City, FL3,514$54,2212.0%
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652$50,8298.1%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chattanooga, TN175,462$41,27825.4%
      Oshawa, ON176,009n/a 
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,153$51,6486.6%
      Tempe, AZ174,708$50,4748.8%
      Garden Grove, CA174,676$60,5229.4%
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652$50,8298.1%
      Source: The Port St. Lucie, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).